Hunters fullback Terry Wapi and Brisbane Broncos emerging star Xavier Coates are among six debutants named this afternoon for the first leg of the Oceania Cup Pacific Test against Samoa in Sydney next Saturday, June 22, 2019.
Gebbie, Edwin Epape, Kyle Laybutt and Zev John have worn the red, black and gold jersey in unofficial international matches in the past.
Exxon Mobil PNG Ltd Production Manager Keith Killian announced the team in Port Moresby this afternoon.
The PNG LNG Kumuls Test Team (in first name alphabetical order) is:
- Edene GEBBIE (debut) - Wynnum Manly Seagulls
- Edwin EPAPE (debut) - Wynnum Manly Seagulls
- Enock MAKI - PNG Hunters
- James SEGEYARO - Brisbane Broncos / Norths Devils
- Junior RAU - PNG Hunters
- Justin OLAM - Melbourne Storm / Sunshine Coast Falcons
- Kurt BAPTISTE - North Queensland Cowboys
- Kyle LAYBUTT (debut) - North Queensland Cowboys
- Lachlan LAM - Sydney Roosters
- Luke PAGE - Burleigh Bears
- Moses Meninga - PNG Hunters
- Nixon PUTT - Norths Devils
- Rahdly BRAWA - Wynnum Manly Seagulls
- Rhyse MARTIN - Canterbury Bulldogs
- Stanton ALBERT - PNG Hunters
- Terry WAPI (Debut) - PNG Hunters
- Xavier COATES (debut) – Brisbane Broncos / Tweed Seagulls
- Zev JOHN (debut) – Redcliffe Dolphins
Coach: Michael MARUM
The team will assemble in Sydney tomorrow (Monday) night.